Системы исследований и распространения

FAO-IRI event on Innovation for Drought and Agriculture

13 Jun 2023

19 June 2023
9:00 – 13:00 (CEST, Rome time)

Register HERE to join virtually

Register HERE to join in-person at FAO Headquarters (deadline: 15 June at 16:00 CEST)

The increasing impacts of climate change and the consequences of drought necessitate the development of adaptation and mitigation measures across various aspects of the agrifood systems. Research and technological innovation are considered essential means to avoid economic and social crisis and achieve sustainability. The actions should focus on cross-cutting activities, including policy, knowledge sharing, capacity development with specific considerations to health, nutrition, gender and youth empowerment relevant to drought management and mitigation in agrifood systems. The FAO-IRI joint event on innovation for drought and agriculture will focus on participatory and innovative tools, methods and approaches relevant to drought management in agriculture.

The event directly contributes to the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and the Italian Research Institutions CNR, CREA, ENEA and ISPRA, with the main objective to help developing countries in building stronger agricultural sectors through the knowledge generation from research and innovation. The main aspects to be discussed during the joint event include: (i) key impacts of drought on agriculture and raising public awareness on this topic; (ii) elaborate on initiatives related to innovations in technological, institutional, social, and policy dimensions to address the impacts of drought on agriculture for the transition towards sustainable agrifood systems.